On your Roof

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Remember this book about rooftop gardens? Well, a NYC based photographer Stéphanie de Rougé shot a fantastic series called "On your Roof" where she shows an intimate, soothing and almost poetic side of those often hostile urban spaces. She wanted to show where random people hide their secrets and she found that often the rooftop is the most intimate place of all. Aren't those photos breathtaking? Wish we could climb on our roof sometimes with a bottle of wine and spend the evening looking at the twinkling lights!

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P.P.S: Here is the whole series.

(Thanks Mandy)

59 comments:

Happy in red said...

Both me and the Mr went 'hmm' at the thought og having a garden. Therefor we decided to buy a large apartment instead with a huge balcony to lounge on. It's heaven!
Esther.

Belly B said...

I would love to have a pool on the roof!!! That would be so fantastic in the summer. Not so much in the winter ;)

<3 Belly B

The Blonde Duck said...

I love twinkle lights!

Jess said...

Love this!

Vanisha said...

This would be the perfect way to unwind after a busy day :)

Neus said...

wowwww!!! A friend of mine has a swimming pool in her roof, and is the best think ever! specially for now that is very hot in Barcelona!! I love this selection!

And So I Whisper said...

Oh yes, great photos. I love the one with the jacuzzi.

Paul & Paula ★ said...

cool :)
I love the idea but I guess we need another city to live... Amsterdam is just to windy in general to sit on the roof :)

Monica from Hola!design said...

I love rooftops! I'd love to ride my bike up there!
Have a great day! kisses.

Zondra Art said...

Amazing, I lake it!

Have a nice day, kisses:)

Kristina said...

I would love to have my own rooftop, I think I would plant myself a little garden :) too cute!

Krystal said...

i'd sooo love to have a roof terrace! or a hot tub on a roof, even better!

steinschmuckdesign said...

Love it! We used to have a Roof and spend some fantastic Partys up there :) Sometimes I miss the Roof.....

Sara said...

Very beautiful pictures. The cyclist one made me giggle. And the movie projector -beautiful glowing in the back ground

Courtney Erin said...

How much do I wish I had a rooftop space?!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Diana said...

I love the one with the hot tub on the roof...how awesome is that! And the one with the photographer taking a photo...amazing pictures! Hope you have a great day love!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

love it! rooftop decks are a big deal in chicago..when h and i start to condo-hunt i think a rooftop deck will be on our wishlist. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Diana Mieczan said...

So true, Vanisha and Neus, how lucky! It must be so fun to swim in a pool that is on a roof:)

Lady Grey said...

AMAZING!!
Seriously how cool would it be to have a hot tub on your roof?!

Diana Mieczan said...

Monica, me too! I think it would be so brilliant to ride a bike on a roof! The view would be amazing from there!

Diana Mieczan said...

That would be totally awesome, Vanessa!!!

Cara said...

I have been( and planned) some of the most fabulous roof parties in NYC-nothing beats it!

Just Another Shopaholic said...

How great would this be!
Would love to experience that!

The Favour Shoppe said...

Amazing photos!

mermaid gallery said...

great little hideouts...with a view!...wonderful things must happen on rooftops!

Oh, My Darling said...

I love a good rooftop party!

photohogger said...

Looks so relaxing, especially the guy on the bike. Great series!

Elisa said...

these photos are amazing. I would love a hot tub in my roof, or maybe just enough space for a picnic rug so I can sit under the stars!

sherri lynn said...

I love this! I wish I had a hot tub on my roof :)

shopgirl said...

I would love to have a rooftop to have intimate dinner parties and a quiet place to watch the world go by.

Lovely. Thanks sweetie!

A76 said...

Roof gardens are so lovely - years ago we lived in a tiny appartment that had a terace on the roof where put lot of plants and we loved it <3
xoxo

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i agree - roof top parties THE BEST! - i'm lucky enough to have friends who live there and throw the parties :o)

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

so fun!! what a perfect spot for a party.

shepson said...

it's fine web page and creation so good ....
Roof Installation

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

These are amazing!

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

Love the pics! We share a rooftop at our building, but it's been closed for the last couple months. Hopefully they will reopen it soon! At least we still have our balcony!

Laura *You Stir Me* said...

I'd love to have a roof top garden and patio. We stayed at a hotel across from the UN a while ago and we were high enough up to be able to look down on everyone's roof top spaces...it was so relaxing to see others relaxing on their roofs in NYC!

Amy said...

it is amazing to see this
what wonderful photos.
We used to party on roof tops back home, it was so much fun.
But I am afraid here we would sizzle into the roof, lol
Amy

made-to-travel.com said...

Ah! Totally makes me think of summer :). LOOOOOOVE.

Tish said...

There's a man eating a woman's foot in one of those hot tub pictures...fascinating stuff

Christianna said...

Wow, these picture are genius! I have a friend who's roof you can climb out on! All houses should be built with that feature!

Nikki said...

I will live on roof #2 please.

GBR1980 said...

How totally gorgeous. What wonderful pictures and views!!

angie said...

i always dream of living in a place with an awesome rooftop + view. :-) i rather have a rooftop than a front lawn. or maybe even a backyard.

La Feem said...

These are amazing and great to see how folks escape into their own world amongst the masses. xo

Diana Mieczan said...

hahah...Tish. It totally looks like it! hahah

Nika said...

Oh this is just so amazing...I imagine myself sitting on one and just daydreaming, perfect. Love it :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

that is one think I miss about living in NY, the awesome roof views and spaces

Fashionistable said...

Great use of empty space. Xxxx

the outspoken introvert said...

The movie screen is my fave!!

Dale said...

Wow, this post is soo cool. I wish I had a rooftop like that here in San Francisco. You have a really nice blog, the hot tub on the roof is so cool and the guy riding his bike.

Following you now,
xoDale
www.savvyspice.blogspot.com

Alexa said...

Oh these are great...would totally would have a rooftop garden if I lived in the city
alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

iloveyouvalentine said...

how charming! i wish i had a roof to make a rooftop garden on :(

Galit said...

Oh my!! So dreamy! and perfect!!!
And I thought the best thing is to have a big yard! A large roof is even better!!!

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww...thank you, Dale:)

Sarah said...

I've always wanted to spend some time in one of those rooftop gardens! They're beautiful! Ahhhh. I'm in a reverie right now. Thanks for sharing, D! x

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

I lOVE this. The hot tub shot is my favorite for sure. I love that they are all wearing fun hats and relaxing. Great views. Looks like a fabulous book..

xo

Adam Waterford said...

Watching a movie in a mini-cinema on a rooftop sounds romantic! You can get to enjoy your favorite movies while star gazing at night. =)

Diana Mieczan said...

So true, Adam:)

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